A Little Princess

February 29, 2012|
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Throughout her long and successful career, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) had a reputation for delighting readers with stories about people whose desperate situations always seemed to improve by the last chapter. This charming piece of fiction, first published nearly a century ago -- and more recently the basis of an acclaimed motion picture -- follows that pattern.
Its young heroine, Sara Crewe, falls upon hard times at an English boarding school when her father suddenly dies. Left penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress, Sara manages -- despite a multitude of adversities -- to maintain her optimistic outlook and usual goodness, qualities that do not go unnoticed by a mysterious benefactor who eventually transforms her life.
Set in large, easy-to-read type and newly illustrated by artist Thea Kliros, A Little Princess will captivate romantics of all ages as it tells the riches-to-rags-to-riches tale of a winsome young miss.
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, becaus...
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Title:A Little PrincessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.26 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.26 inPublished:February 29, 2012Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486291715

ISBN - 13:9780486291710

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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